M G Kizzia
Season Seven finds the travelers face to face with a monster who would like nothing better than to literally frighten the travelers to death in order to feast on their souls. The wraith, a refugee from the land of the dead, has followed in the background since 3600 BC, waiting for the time of dissolution, when the gods go away. Now, the travelers step over the line into the AD, the common era, and the wraith feels it is her chance. She will have a few surprises for the travelers, who will have to fight to stay alive.
Table of Contents
After 228 B.C. Athol Valley
Kairos lifetime 85: The Princess & Friends
7.1 Spirits Alight
After 168 B.C. Judea
Kairos 86: Judith Maccabee
7.2 Ides of March
After 104 B.C. Rome, Italy
Kairos 87: Bodanagus, the King
7.3 Down to Egypt
After 44 B.C. The Levant
Kairos 88: Candace, Nubian Princess
7.4 People in the Middle
After 14 A.D. Bactria on the Silk Road
Kairos 89: Lydia, the Prophetess
7.5 Ali Baba and the 40 Guns
After 72 A.D. Syria
Kairos 90: Ali of Arabia
7.6 Food of the Gods
After 128 A.D. Dacia
Kairos 91: Mother Greta, Woman of the Ways
7.7 Guns Between the Rivers
After 187 A.D. Syria
Kairos 92: Xalazar, the Magi
After 236 A.D. Syria
Kairos 93: Zenobia, the Queen.
7.9 The Ins and Outs
After 293 A.D. Nicaea
Kairos 94: Bishop Veritas.
7.10 Guarding the Future
After 355 A.D. Arabia
Kairos 95: Bahati, King’s Consort of Aksum.
7.11 The Sack of Rome
After 416 A.D. Rome
Kairos 96: Senator Festuscato Cassius Agitus.
7.12 The Guns of Camelot
After 479 A.D. Britain
Kairos 97: Gerraint in the Time of King Arthur.
Robert Lockhart, a former police officer, now assistant director of the Men in Black. He was in charge of the rescue mission that left from 2010 in the common era and went to the beginning of history. He is now charged with leading this expedition through time, though he has no idea how he is going to get everyone home alive.
Major Katherine Harper-Lockhart (Katie), a marine and an elect—a one-in-a-million warrior woman, whose doctorate is in ancient and medieval cultures and technologies. She is torn between her duty to the marines and her desire to be part of this larger universe she is discovering, though since she married Robert, her path seems set. She carries the prototype amulet once used to kidnap Alexis.
Boston (Mary Riley), a Massachusetts redneck hunter, rodeo rider, and technological genius who finished her PhD in electrical engineering at age 23. She carries the Amulet of Avalon, a sophisticated combination electronic GPS and magical device that shows the way from one time gate to the next. She became an elf to marry Roland; but now Roland has disappeared, and may be dead, though she insists the Kairos managed to grab him at the last minute and brought him back into the future.
Benjamin Lincoln, a former C. I. A. office geek who keeps the database and a record of their journey. He tends to worry and is not the bravest soul, but sometimes that is an asset. His wife, Alexis, was kidnapped by her own father Mingus and dragged back to the beginning of history. This prompted the rescue mission which got everyone stuck in the past with the time gates in the time zones as the only option to get home—the long way around, as they say.
Alexis Lincoln, an elf, Roland’s sister, who became human to marry Benjamin. She retained her healing magic when she became human, but magic has its limits. For example, it could not make her father happy with her choices. She was the one who got kidnapped and dragged into the deep past where she needed to be rescued.
Elder Stow, a space traveling, technologically advanced Gott-Druk (Neanderthal) from the future who got thrown back into the past. He is forced, at first, to make a truce with these ‘humans’ to join them in their journey. He has since adjusted to the idea, and believes it is his only chance to get back to the future.
Sukki, a Gott-Druk from the before time, taken off planet to a new world at the time of the flood. She joined a small group determined to return to Earth. She is the sole survivor after thousands of years in cryogenic sleep. The travelers take her with them, knowing she cannot survive in the past, and she is learning that these travelers are now her new family.
Colonel Decker, a former navy seal, now a marine special operations officer who will do all he can to keep everyone alive, even if it means shooting his way back to the twenty-first century. He is a skeptic who does not believe half of what they experience. An African-American, he got gifted in the deep past by his eagle totem, and can see beyond normal vision
That makes 8: Two married couples, one ancient young woman, one Gott-Druk, one Marine Colonel, and one Elf. And introducing:
Tony (Anthony) Carter, Graduate Student in Antiquities in Latin and Greek. He got pulled into the past from 1905 and lived seven years with Professor Fleming and a few classmates in the days of Julius Caesar. He joined the travelers because it seemed his only chance to get back home. No one has spelled it out that he will likely get home in time for World War One, but he suspects.
Nanette Jones, also from 1905. An African-American who worked as Professor Fleming’s Administrative Assistant. She only willingly left the professor when the professor got diagnosed with cancer. She has magic, rooted in telekinesis, when the Other Earth phases in and leaks magic energy into our universe. A brilliant woman, she is in love with Colonel Decker, thanks to Aphrodite. The Colonel, however, is resisting the goddess. He was married once before and is reluctant to make that same mistake twice, as he sees it.
Plus, as always,
The Kairos. But that is a different person in each time zone.
Introduction to the Avalon Series
The travelers came to Avalon in the Second Heavens to be transported instantly through the Heart of Time to the beginning of history. They went on a rescue mission, but things did not go as planned. The Kairos, the Storyteller, had to jump into the void before history to become lost in eternity. Now, in order to get home, the travelers must return the slow way. They follow the Amulet of Avalon that points the way from one time gate to the next, and cross dangerous time zones that center around the many lives of the Kairos, the Traveler in time, the Watcher over history, a person who never lives a quiet life.
They have unlimited vitamins, elf crackers, for their health; and unlimited bullets, which are needed far too often. They ride mustangs brought back from the old west, and wear fairy weave clothing that they can shape and change with a word in order to blend into the local culture. By a special gift of the Kairos, they can understand and be understood no matter the local language. Inevitably, they have to deal with thieves, brigands, armies and empires, gods and monsters, spirits and creatures, space aliens and the great unknown. They try hard not to disturb history along the way. That is not easy when they have to fight for their lives.
To be sure, all they want is to get home in one piece, but they are not the only ones lost in time. Some people lost in time might want to follow them, or even go with them. But some people are not so friendly, and not everything lost in time is a person. Some want to fight the travelers. Some want to hunt them.
Avalon, Moving into the Future
Avalon is a television series in written story form. Please consider buying the books and supporting the author, and remember, reviews matter. Thanks.
I only have one general rule: that anyone who reads a story/episode, for example, from the middle of season three, they should be able to pick up on what is going on and basically how it all works. If you want to start with the episodes that appear on my website, mgkizzia.com, and then want to go back and read the earlier adventures, that should be fine. Of course, reading them in order will enhance the experience, but I hate accidentally picking up book two of some trilogy and being totally lost. Especially for a TV show, a person ought to be able to come in the middle and still get a good story.
Look for the Avalon books, Season One Travelers, Season Two Bokarus, and Season Three Werewolf at your favorite e-book retailers. Thirteen Episodes from the beginning of history in each book detail the adventures of the travelers from Avalon. Thrown back to the beginning of history, the travelers struggle to work their way through the days of myth and legend. They face gods and demons, gothic horrors, fantastic creatures and ancient aliens in this romp through time. They also quickly realize that they are not the only ones who have fallen through the cracks in time, and some of the others are now hunting them.
Avalon, Season Four Ghouls, Season Five Djin, and Season Six Witches & Outlaws brings the travelers to face the worst of all monsters: the human monsters. As they move through the days before the dissolution of the gods, they get caught up in the rise of empires and the birth of great civilizations, but it isn’t what they think—a grand adventure of discovery. It is never what they think. It is dangerous around every corner, and troubles rise directly in their path.
Seasons 7, 8, and 9 will bring the travelers into the common era where the human capacity for violence and destruction increases exponentially. The spiritual terrors and aliens fade into the background, without ever going away, as the world turns to the history of humanity, and eventually world war threatens the travelers with every step of their journey back to the twenty-first century.
Look also for Avalon, The Prequel: Invasion of Memories, where the Kairos comes out of a time of deep memory loss and realizes he is the only one who has any hope of stopping an alien invasion. To keep from being overwhelmed with the sudden influx of so many memories from so many lifetimes stretching from the deep past to the distant future, the Kairos tells stories from various times in his own life when he remembered who he was; the Traveler in time, the Watcher over history.
Invasion of Memories is both a collection of short stories and a novel of the Men in Black who struggle to prevent an invasion by the alien Vordan, a species given to shoot first, and that is pretty much it, just shoot first.
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I hope you enjoy reading the Avalon stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them.